The board of directors of the Dutch Yandex NV may meet next week to discuss applications from applicants for the purchase of at least 51% of the shares of the Internet company Yandex. Bloomberg writes about this, citing sources. According to them, the ransom was offered by entrepreneurs Vladimir Potanin and Vagit Alekperov.
The cost of the package is estimated at $7-7.5 billion. As the agency notes, even the decision made may not be final, since the Russian authorities will approve the purchase candidates.
According to Bloomberg, Potanin may buy out the business along with a group of investors, which may include the former owner of FC Chelsea Roman Abramovich, VTB Bank and Severstal co-owner Alexei Mordashov.
There are no official comments from potential participants in the transaction.
In June 2022, the founder of Yandex, Arkady Volozh, was included in the EU sanctions list, after which he left all posts in the company and resigned from the board of directors.